Tinkle

Definition of Tinkle

Tin´kle
v. i.1.To make, or give forth, small, quick, sharp sounds, as a piece of metal does when struck; to clink.
As sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
- 1 Cor. xiii. 1.
The sprightly horse
Moves to the music of his tinkling bells.
- Dodsley.
2.To hear, or resound with, a small, sharp sound.
And his ears tinkled, and the color fled.
- Dryden.
v. t.1.To cause to clonk, or make small, sharp, quick sounds.
[imp. & p. p. Tinkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkling.]
n.1.A small, sharp, quick sound, as that made by striking metal.

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